by simon baird

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Howl's Moving Castle

After being let down by my local movie venues and thanks to ADSL, the wonderful uTorrent and some nameless movie ripper I have seen Howl's Moving Castle. It was good. The subtitles were high quality. Big cheers to all you guys! Seriously, thanks.

Monday, November 28, 2005

NPR has some great streaming rock concerts for free

Death Cab for Cutie, White Stripes, The Shins, Secret Machines, Bloc Party, the Decemberists, Bright Eyes, Sigur Ros, Wilco. Listen now... Some real good stuff in there

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See digg comments for how to play if you don't want to install RealPlayer.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Google Video of the Day

Google Video of the Day is a guy who looks through loads of videos on google video and blogs his favourites, one per day. I like the robots.

The Brand New Qantas A380 in Brisbane

This excellent shot was taken in Brisbane on the 13th November by Scott and uploaded by Tim.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Jean Baudin

Check this out. It's a quicktime movie of Jean playing his 11 string bass. I didn't know you could get an 11 string bass, let alone play it like that!

The Stationwagon Gig Photos

Here's a few blurry photos from our gig with the Spazzys. Thanks Dave for taking the photos. Thanks Gav for doing a great job with our sound. I took some Spazzys pics also.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Flying bee photo

I thought you might like to see a photo I took of a bee in mid-flight! Click on the photo to see a bigger version. There's a couple more of my bee photos in the flickr set. My camera is an EX-S500.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Blogging about my blog...

I discovered that Glosoli (or to spell it correctly, Glósóli) actually means "glow sun". I believe the term is mostly used metaphorically to describe a person. More lovely icelandic here. I think they mean "soul" rather than "sole" but I can't be certain. Ps, this is NOT funny. ;)

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The Stationwagon to support Spazzys

My band is supporting Spazzys (above) at the Dalrymple Hotel on Friday week! That's the 18th of November. Mark it in your diary, buy a ticket, then go watch all the Spazzys videos here.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

More on the best value lunch in Townsville

I've previously mentioned the best value lunch in Townsville. Here's what happened when I took a couple of work buddies there recently.

We ordered three megameals and paid $30. First we get a drink and five one dollar coins each. Then for some unexplained reason we got two more dollar coins. To this day I have no idea why. The chicken schitzel was outstanding as per usual. Lynn tried the lamb stew and found it agreeable. Daniel entered six tickets in a draw to win a boat. Nett cost per person: $4.33

Thursday, November 03, 2005

I have the fastest 50cc scooter in Townsville

Maybe in the entire world. The other day I reached a record top speed of 75 kph. I reckon I could do 80 with a strong tail wind. Can anyone beat that? I didn't think so. (Photo for illustrative purposes only).

Best Audiophile Products

Here is a great list of the best value-for-money audio products on the market. Check it out before updating any of your stereo gear. I'm saving for a couple of the Silver Rock Signature Knobs.